copious free time
From the introduction to the song It Makes A Fellow Proud To Be A Soldier by Tom Lehrer.
- (idiomatic, sarcastic) A hypothetical time set aside for performing time-consuming tasks; actually insinuating that the speaker has little or no free time.
- I'll do that in my copious free time.
- 1959, Tom Lehrer, introduction to It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier:
- I recall this sergeant's informing me and my "room-mates" of this rather deplorable fact the army didn't have any official, excuse me, didn't have no official song and suggested that we work on this in our copious free time.